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. in the story you'll see only on nbc bay area, the city council is hoping to change that. damion trujillo is live in san jose. when can the city start breaking ground. >> the city would start tonight if it could. proponents say a taller skyline would mean more revenue for the city. and more majestic look for san jose. this is the view from a top communications hill in south san jose. and newcomers immediately notice this doesn't have the feel of the nation's tenth largest city. >> i'm from los angeles, i love the city. san francisco. san jose doesn't have that feel. and maybe that would. maybe a larger skyline would. >> the skyline would look much different p it wasn't for the airport. >> the good news for many of the companies that are located in the downtown, they're very close to the airport. the bad news for the downtown is that it's very close to the airport. >> council woman says the airport height restrictions on the skyline are limiting investment opportunities. developers aren't eager to build here. >> construction -- often it doesn't make any sense financially for them to start
top cities picked up over 5 1/2 inches of rain. san francisco, not too far behind. 2 1/2, to get down to the south bay, gilroy, 2 1/2 in san francisco topping out right at -- san jose, rather, at 1 1/2 now. we are watching more rain with this next system as you menged, diane. it's going to be very powerful. flash flood watches do mean that flash flooding is likely tomorrow. we're going to be telling you how much rain is going to fall. another thing that's very important, those rivers have been rising. we're going to detail all of that coming up. >> thank you, anthony. as you mentioned, people in the north bay are preparing for this north storm as potential flooding in some areas. the national weather service issued a warning today projecting that the napa river will rise two feet above flood stage by tomorrow afternoon near the towns. and today in downtown napa the river is running. it took about 12 feet. that is well below flood level of 25 feet. that change can change very quickly with a flash flood. >> you know, tomorrow i think is the day that we're kind of worried about more than
. >> if the landlords don't fix things, then often more meetings are scheduled with city council members, even police. so far the initiative has helped clean up five apartment complexes in this neighborhood. everything from cockroaches to rats to poor plumbing. they're working on six more complexes, including this one that has broken glass and graffiti. the process is slow, but neighbors say they welcome the effort. and it's not just apartment complexes. the initiative is also working with owners of single family homes to make sure they clean up their properties too. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >>> still ahead here at 5:00, backtracking on a gaffe. what apple is doing following the failure of their map app. >>> also -- >> i don't like to give up. it's not -- i mean it's not something that is really in me to do. >> not giving up taken to the extreme. a bay area proud exclusive follows the length of one man's perseverance as he turns a loss into a life-long game. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we're tracking the storm tonigh
, is san jose going commercial? why some of the city's landmark could be getting new names. >>> and a marissa mayer is finally opening up about the challenges of being a mother. >>> and good afternoon. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. we're talking the storms tonight after one this morning. another one lining up. overall rainfall totals over an inch for a good section of the bay area. and let's get a look at that satellite radar picture right now. our next storm about 500 miles away, and it's strengthening. we'll have the latest on when that arrives in just a few minutes. >>> plus, they were trapped with nowhere to go. we'll tell you about the daring rescue in the south bay. >>> tweeting his agenda, president obama is again using twitter to rally support, making the term #my2k a trending phrase online. speaking from the white house and flanked by middle class americans, the president declared that failing to extend an income tax freeze for the middle class could cost each household more than $2,000 as early as next year. he is calling on the public to lobby lawmakers o
up behind me, and the city is not going to take it down any time soon because the storm is not over yet. the storm certainly made a splash in the south bay, flooding this section of coleman avenue in san jose. and rain pummelled the roadways, stranding this motorist on highway 87, pooling water and slick surfaces prompted many to have a cautious commute. >> you can crash in a second. your brakes are not going to work with water. so i think it's pretty crazy driving like this. so i prefer to stay home. >> reporter: parking lots became ponds. here on alpine road at highway 280 near palo alto, a sloping power pole caused high voltage lines to sag, forcing the road to close. throughout the south bay, pg&e says more than 200 customers lost power. the heavy rains and winds transformed the landscaping in the front yard of this los altos home when a large ash tree came crash do you think. but for some, the storm offered a chance to enjoy solitude in a bike path on los gatos, and take photos of birds nudged out of hiding, hike this great blue heron, a welcome break from the storm preps ahead
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